youtube's content is financed through the advertisements. that's the underlying business model: build a content platform for videos and finance (good) content through display ads.
so, that's where you should click at
i have never in all my years on youtube clicked an ad.
has anyone here genuinely been interested in an ad they saw on youtube?
especially interested to hear if anyone has ever clicked an 'overlay' ad on one of the videos.
they'd make more money out of me (more than 0) if they just asked me for a yearly membership fee.
the popup ads on the videos are some of the most irritating on the web.